Amid the Israeli military operation against terrorist groups in the Palestinian city of Jenin earlier this week, Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) CEO Sacha Roytman Dratwa issued the following statement:
“Palestinian terrorists in Jenin are being buried with their caskets draped in the flags affiliated with their terrorist organizations, and yet some politicians, such as U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, are engaging in slander by using terms like ‘Israeli apartheid regime.’ As often happens, individuals who harbor persistent and stubborn animus toward the Jewish state — with Rep. Tlaib among them — are attempting to hide their antisemitic motivations by spreading misinformation about the complex security challenges Israel faces in places like Jenin, where terrorists have embedded themselves deeply within civilian populations.”
“So let’s be clear: The soldiers of the IDF display heroism in their efforts to save lives and protect civilians, while Palestinian terror groups are responsible for the loss of innocent lives,” he added. “It is crucial for all nations and individuals of conscience to denounce the false accusations and incitement that fuel antisemitic violence, both within Israel and globally.”
On Monday, Rep. Tlaib, a Democrat representing Michigan’s 12th congressional district, falsely accused the Israeli military of thwarting medical treatment of wounded Palestinians during the fighting in Jenin.
Israeli forces are now blocking ambulances from reaching the dozens of wounded Palestinians after at least eight people were killed in Jenin.
Congress must stop funding this violent Israeli apartheid regime. https://t.co/uPEEhWDDrG
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) July 3, 2023
The following day, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) footage refuting this claim made by Rep. Tlaib and others.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) July 4, 2023